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Make a list of secured and unsecured debt. Secured debt has security interest, such as car loans, house loans, and student loans. Unsecured debt includes credit card debt and certain personal loans.
Determine the value of your properties and list everything of value. Personal property is valued at yard sale value rather than replacement value. While you should not overvalue your property, try not to undervalue either.
Keep copies of all your immigration documents and send using certified mail with a return receipt. The USCIS receives a large number of applications each year and is known to lose track of paperwork.
Plan for delays. The USCIS is often extremely backlogged. If you need to renew your US work permit or status, submit your application far in advance to avoid trouble.
Arrive promptly for any appointments with the USCIS, US embassy, or US immigration court. Arriving late can result in months of delays. Not appearing at all can result in deportation.
In an event of an accident, first seek medical attention to avoid sustained injury. Take photographs of all your wounds and injuries, the scene of accident, and any property damage as soon as possible.
Report the accident to your insurance company and the at-fault party's insurance company. Speak with your lawyer before providing a statement to both insurance companies.
When claiming damages and seeking compensation, include all expenses such as cost of medication treatment, lost of wages or salaries, loss of lifestyle, mental pressure, and legal cost.
Review your ticket for errors. You may be acquitted if your ticket is inadmissible in court for an incorrect license plate number or driver's license number, or a missing violation number.
If you are pulled over for a traffic violation, be as courteous and friendly as possible while avoid admitting guilt. There is a chance the officer will let you go with a warning.